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Emeritus Professor Richard Woods named to the NSF’s Network Independent Advisory Committee

Date: May 24, 2017

The National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) system replaces the former George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) with a broader scope covering multiple natural hazards. Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40...

Smarter Stormwater Systems’ wins best feature article

Date: May 10, 2017

by Nicole Casal Moore

Sensor networks that enable real-time control of stormwater infrastructure could dramatically improve urban water quality, reduce flooding, and revolutionize how those systems are managed. Branko Kerkez, U-M assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the lead writer of a piece on this approach that was selected as the top feature article of...

Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water

Date: May 9, 2017

by Nicole Casal Moore

ANN ARBOR—A team of researchers from Michigan universities and hospitals has recommendations for Flint water customers to most effectively use the point-of-use water filters on their taps.

The recommendations go beyond filter manufacturers' instructions. They advise users to flush the pipes and filters for longer periods of time each morning or...

An outstanding adviser: Professor Raskin honored for mentorship

Date: May 9, 2017

By Nicole Casal Moore

Pioneering water quality researcher Professor Lutgarde “Lut” Raskin has been awarded a prestigious Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

Raskin, who is the Altarum/ERIM Russell O'Neal Professor of Engineering, is one of five University of Michigan faculty members selected for the honor. The awards are given by U-M’s Rackham...

Doctoral student Emily Crossette receives ITiMS program fellowship

Date: May 8, 2017

The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program recently awarded a fellowship to Doctoral student Emily Crossette.

ITiMS offers mentorship to students exploring the burgeoning field of microbiome studies. The program aims to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the...

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